*Copyrighting Images in mass? – How do you do it?

08 Oct 2011 admin In G+ Posts
So I know there is a single fee to (C) images Approximately 45.00

That said how many images do you submit at once and if you submit a pile of images how do you classify the work? Title of this work? etc?

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Comments: 6

  1. Nancy Goldwin 8 Oct 2011 Reply

    There is also an easy service that can do it for you http://www.mysparkcopyright.com ~ super easy to follow (and might be worth the few extra duckets to have someone else do it!)

  2. Wes Lum 8 Oct 2011 Reply

    Does copyrighting an image protect just the image from being copied without permission? Like it wouldn't stop anyone from taking the same photo?

  3. Brent Burzycki 8 Oct 2011 Reply

    +wes lum all it does is give you the actual tools to sue later on .. in other words its much easier to win your case when the images are actually copywritten…. so its an important step..

  4. Wes Lum 8 Oct 2011 Reply

    Ahh, interesting…never really looked into it. Thanks +D.W. Elimagenero , +Brent Burzycki …clearly, I'm not that at that point yet lol.

  5. Dave Bell 8 Oct 2011 Reply

    +wes lum If you're talking about "taking the same photo" as in going to the same place, shooting a pic, and processing it similarly, I think that would be pretty tough to fight.
    +Brent Burzycki, do you have any thoughts on the legality of replicating someone's composition?
    It seems like music copyright has a lot more protection (legally…not physically/technologically) against someone using a melody of a portion of someone else's song…even if done on a completely different instrument, different tempo, etc.

  6. Brent Burzycki 8 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Dave Bell Well as I see it – when you click the shutter the image is yours.. then the legal battle begins and usually costs much more than the fight is worth… but if you have a valid (C) that case gets much more interesting as the dollar value is much higher ….. well at least for the lawyers…

    I was reading on a case where one photographer was suing another for "copying their work" I honestly think these two people just were enemies in business as the work really did not look the same…

    I worry greatly the minute a case is won where one person loses the case based on composition or content only of an image.. When and if that happens I think it will be a dark day for photography…

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